At this year’s EPIC Summit, Jacquie and Stephen presented “Discovering LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Methods Through Strategic Play®.” It’s always exciting when we get to introduce LSP to people who have never experienced it, and this session did not disappoint us.
The circumstances presented an unusual twist: Because EPIC was forced to move to an online format this year, we were unable to distribute bricks to the participants. So some people had access to bricks, while others had to improvise. We were very impressed by how resourceful everyone was. We had people using clay, camera tripods, sticky notes, and even musical instruments.
Participants went through a series of builds, including a partner breakout, and learned about the background and neuroscience of LSP. During the debrief, their comments demonstrated they had truly experienced the power of the process:
“It was surprising to see the possibilities. Actually building my thoughts made the possibilities feel more real and concrete.”
“I found this very helpful for the divergent thinking process.”
“It helps you change the scale of your vision and produce new insights.”
“While building, it was like I could feel my brain moving and driving my creativity.”
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® allows us to suddenly pivot in the face of disruption, better share our ideas with others, make forced connections, and so much more. This was very much in evidence at this year’s EPIC Summit, not just in our session but the others as well. And while most shared the sentiment they hated we weren’t together in person, we all adapted and made the most of it, enjoying the time we got to spend together from afar.
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